Swift, a Whig, was a senator from Vermont from 1833 to 1839.
He was previously the representative for Vermont's 4th congressional district (1829-1831); and the representative for Vermont's 4th congressional district (1827-1829; Adams).
From Dec 1833 to Mar 1839, Swift missed 136 of 1,071 roll call votes, which is 12.7%. This is better than the median of 19.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Mar 1839. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1833-Feb 1834||14||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1835-Feb 1836||21||0||0.0%||0th|
|Dec 1836-Mar 1837||190||19||10.0%||25th|
|Dec 1837-Feb 1838||63||13||20.6%||51st|
|Dec 1838-Mar 1839||134||13||9.7%||21st|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- @unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo